May 20, 2012 11:30am EDT
in the course of this presidential campaign? >> well, i think in many ways what the role of the united states is, how do we operate internationally and how much is the world dependent on us, how do our national interests play into that? and obviously dealing with the terrorist threat is very important, nuclear proliferation, how to make sure that the worst weapons don't get into the hands of the worst people. our economic security obviously plays into that because our strength depends on our strength at home. it's the integration of all of these issues and then basically what you are responsibilities are towards our allies and to those that in many ways are suffering as a result of their desire for freedom. >> and look what we have just this weekend with a g-8 meeting and nato at a time when the euro zone is under tremendous economic strain which could have an impact on our own economy here, the whole issue of economic austerity becoming an issue for our debt problems here in the u.s. so we feel such interrelationship and all the while winding down the conflict in afghanistan and what responsibi
May 6, 2012 11:30am EDT
of the united states. and he -- it was pointed out in the new york times in the last sunday weekend rereview about all of the things he did as far as bin laden and other things that he stepped up being a liberal president supposedly. that were effective. not always -- you know, there's always the negative side of that but he took the chance to do it and he did it. and ultimately with bin laden. whatever that -- that's -- it's not a guy that goes around -- he's not a dmon stra tif type person. i give him credit and i know he'll do better in the next four years when he doesn't have to worry if he'll be elected or not. >> do you have much faith in washington, how washington operates? >> all of the shen an gans going on is upsetting. they might not say it or say i want to get on with my life and do what i have to do. at least give us faith in your behavior and don't make prepost rouse statements and don't get into this posturing and silliness. try to be -- try to move forward and help the president even though you're from the other party. try to stop criticizing so much. try to move it forward.